TURN THE LIGHT ON
Fronted by vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarists Harald Barrett & Alex Arnoldsson, drummer Peter Hanström and bass player Christian Höijer; IMMINENCE announces their biggest headline tour to date. With the critically acclaimed release of the bands third full length album »Turn The Light On« (2019), IMMINENCE has breached on to new plateaus in the alternative scene and are ready to bring their highly anticipated album tour to Russia in 2019, UK and mainland Europe between January 15th and February 8th, 2020.
With an almost completely sold out run of release shows and a placing in the Top 100 Official German Album Charts, IMMINENCE has not only proven to be one of the most up-and-coming and exciting acts on the market today, but also strongly establishing their position as a new headliner.
Since the release of the bands breakthrough single ’The Sickness’ (2015), and previous record »This Is Goodbye« (2017), the Swedish alternative metalcore act has become one of the country’s most promising exports with the latest album truly distinguishing the diversity and vastness in»This Is Goodbye«’s identity of heartrending emotion. A significant milestone in the group’s discography and an exceptional composition of sheer force and fragility that fears no boundaries or constraints.
"The new IMMINENCE album is called ”Turn The Light On” which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self-doubt, depression and self-destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.” – Eddie Berg
One step backwards, two steps forward. With »Turn The Light On«, IMMINENCE dives right in to themselves and comes up with a collection of songs that covers the wide musical territory that has become associated with the band over the years. The new record mixes the rawness of the band’s hard-hitting, unrelenting instrumentation with the grandiosity and class from frontman Eddie Berg’s unmistakable melodies and violin arrangements. »Turn The Light On« demonstrates a remarkable musical diversity with each and every song being unique in its sound and message, creating a force field that embodies the entity that undoubtedly is IMMINENCE.
"It has been two years of incredibly hard work and song writing leading up to ”Turn The Light On”. This album was not about moving forward as much as moving inwards. It was about finding ourselves and showing what IMMINENCE is all about. I believe it encapsulates and defines our sound over these years as a group. The creative process was anything but easy and gave me a lot of time for soul-searching, both musically and personally. Having waded through the darkest time in my mind for the better part of creating these songs and writing these lyrics, the music was the thing I held on to and that kept my head just above the surface long enough to catch my breath. The same way that it became a light in the dark for me, I hope that others may find the same in listening to our songs. That is what this album is, a symbol of hope. I truly think it all comes together as our best release as a band to date.”
– Eddie Berg
”Even though we worked harder and more intensely than ever before, the writing process has been liberating and unhindered. I could wake up in the morning and feel inspired to write a song with a completely different approach than the one we wrote the day before, and I think both me and Eddie did our very best to keep our minds open throughout the writing of the album. There were really no rules applied. We actually never had a concrete idea of how we wanted the record to turn out, which was a bit worrying at the time. We had made a huge step in to another musical direction with This Is Goodbye and the road ahead was unclear. With time, we saw ”Turn The Light On” taking shape right before our eyes and knew that all we had to do was to trust our own instincts and creativity.” – Harald Barrett